Long-term data on active surveillance from MSKCC

A presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) will provide data on outcomes of men initially managed on active surveillance at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York over the past 17 years. … READ MORE…

The MEAL study — another update: data coming soon

In October last year we had expressed the hope that data from the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) study would be presented at a major medical meeting this year. … READ MORE …

How anxiety affects prostate cancer patients on active surveillance over time

“Anxiety” of different types is a problem associated with every diagnosis of prostate cancer. Such anxiety comes with particular implications for men implementing active surveillance as an initial management strategy after initial diagnosis with very low-, low-, or favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

On active and proactive surveillance

Once upon a time (and not so long ago) newly diagnosed men with some types of prostate cancer used to think your sitemaster was out of his tiny mind when he would suggest to them that they might be wise to just monitor their situation rather than rush into treatment. … READ MORE …

Howard’s got the vitamins to prove … something!

In his latest blog post on the MedPage Today web site (which seems to to be spreading way beyond his prostate cancer — successfully managed with active surveillance to date), Howard Wolinsky talks about what it’s costing to keep himself in vitamins (mostly not for his prostate cancer)! … READ MORE …

Many low-risk patients are not hearing about active surveillance as an appropriate management option

Current guidelines from the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) all clearly state that, for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, active surveillance is an appropriate form of first-line management. However, … … READ MORE …

For patients on or considering active surveillance

Prostate Cancer International wishes to announce the development and official opening of its online Active Surveillance Virtual Support Group. … READ MORE …